Viagra – What Erectile Dysfunction Really Means

Getting an erection used to be so easy.  Look at a hot babe, boom!  Think of a hot babe, boom!  Wake up in the morning, boom!  Now, not so much.  What is going on?  In order to have an erection, your heart needs to pump some blood into the arteries that lead to your penis.  If your heart can barely keep blood pumping to keep you alive, it does not have the reserve, or capacity to also pump to your penis.  In the vast majority or cases, E.D., as it is also known so it can be talked about on TV, is the first sign you notice that your heart is not up to all you need it to do.  You may be a bit or even a lot overweight.  Your cholesterol may be high.  You are probably out of shape.  Your diet is less than stellar.  If you stay on this path, you will have a cardiologist on speed dial, you will probably have some stents installed in the next year or two.  The erectile dysfunction is the proverbial canary in the coal mine.  You should heed the warning.

Viagra and Cialis might get you out of the immediate jam you are in, but they are not going to fix the real problem which is that you are destroying your cardiovascular health.  Half of all heart attacks are fatal.  The leading cause of death for people on statins is heart attack.  If you were to commit to cleaning up your diet and incorporating cardiovascular exercise into your lifestyle, you could expect to have erections the old fashioned way within a year!

As your trainer I don’t want to hear about your erectile dysfunction.  I’m sure you would not want to discuss it with me either.  Just tell me you want to get into great cardiovascular shape.  Tell me you want to clean up your diet.  I’ll take it from there.  The good news is that if you improve your diet and lifestyle, your risk of death from heart attack can drop to virtually zero in a year.  I can back up that statement with research.  Not only does your risk of heart attack plummet, so does your risk of stroke, diabetes, and some cancers.  You’ll feel better, sleep better, look better.  You just need to be willing to change some of what you eat, and you need to add some cardio to your day.  Small price to pay.

Yesterday, there was information in the news about a study that shows men with erectile dysfunction have a 30% increased risk of developing osteoporosis. It makes some sense. If you are starving your circulatory system of vital nutrients, you are also likely starving your skeleton of vital nutrients. And no, you can’t just take calcium and think you are going to thwart osteoporosis. Once again even, diet and exercise are the solution.